Turkish champions Fenerbahce have hinted that they might pull out of the Turkish Super Lig after the Turkish football Federation moved to ban some of the Istanbul club's top executives.
It was ruled on Monday that none of the clubs, including the Sukru Saracoglu outfit, would be facing collective punishment, however, several individuals have received personal sanctions from the governing body for trying to influence matches, including Fenerbahce's vice president Sekip Mostroglu.
The club's imprisoned president Aziz Yildirim has now hit out at the TFF for the ruling and says that the club may consider withdrawing from domestic competition.
"In this unjust order and in the event of the continuation of the same practices, Fenerbahce management has sufficient maturity and determination to take a series of sanctions and decisions, including withholding the Fenerbahce football team from competitions," Yildirim said in an official club statement.
"We will take this issue to the general assembly meeting after the [election] congress and discuss the possibilities."
More than 30 football officials are on trial in Turkey after prosecutors last year unveiled a widespread scheme of match-fixing in the Turkish top flight, including Yildirim, who has been accused of organising a criminal gang.
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